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June 06, 2014
Kittens, “Cosmos,” Culture Wars, and the Coexistence of Science & Faith
When the new version of the TV series "Cosmos" premiered a few months ago, it...
June 03, 2014
No Act of Service Was Beneath Him: Father Emil Kapaun’s Biographer on the Chaplain’s Legacy
“Every day was the day you were going to die. It was pretty much a...
May 21, 2014
Heaven, Iowa, and the Love of Fathers in “Field of Dreams”
I didn't realize that the movie "Field of Dreams" was now 25 years old until...
May 16, 2014
The 2014 Christopher Awards: A Night of Celebrating Quality in Media and the Arts
Joined by a capacity crowd, the 2014 Christopher Awards were another rousing success, thanks to...
May 12, 2014
Blind Army Captain and Christopher Award Winner Offers Encouragement to Boy Losing His Vision
In 2011, we recognized Captain Scott Smiley (seen here with his wife Tiffany) with a...
May 05, 2014
Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary
Now that "Star Wars Day" is over (May the 4th be with you), it's time...
April 28, 2014
Traveling 4,200 Miles To Deliver Puppy Love
When Christine Davies was deployed in Kuwait as a member of the U.S. National Guard,...
April 15, 2014
When Your Baby’s Life is Expected to Be Brief: A Look at Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care
Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful time for a couple, but for Amy Kuebelbeck...
April 09, 2014
Faith, Freedom, Nonviolence, and Truth: The Legacy of Polish Martyr Father Jerzy Popieluszko
No praying out loud, no Mass, no rosaries, no group prayers. Those were the Polish...
April 08, 2014
The Death of Archie Andrews?
Though I can't remember every detail, it's safe to say that I learned to read...
April 02, 2014
Stories of Heroism, Faith, and Selflessness Highlighted in 65th Annual Christopher Award Winners
NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 — A Catholic chaplain and Korean war hero who posthumously...
March 09, 2014
UPDATE: “Cosmos” May Get Science Right, But It Gets Church History Wrong
UPDATE: I make it clear that I'm writing this blog post based on the Slate.com...
February 26, 2014
The Road to Mercy Leads to a Life of Adventure for Author Kerry Weber
Kerry Weber insists that the Jesuit-run "America" magazine office, where she serves as managing editor,...
February 12, 2014
Moving Outside of Ourselves by Serving the Poor
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Serving the Poor." If you'd...
January 09, 2014
Building the Deep Bonds of Spiritual Friendship
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Building Spiritual Friendships." If you'd...
December 13, 2013
How “Mary Poppins” Inspired One of the Best Comedy Writers of Our Era
Though much of the Mary Poppins-related attention today will be directed at the new Disney...
December 12, 2013
A Grace of Softness in a Hard World: Reviewing Dean Koontz’s Novel “Innocence”
A few weeks ago, Pope Francis made news for spontaneously embracing a severely disfigured man...
December 07, 2013
Candace Cameron Bure Talks Jesus, Santa, Parenting, Priorities and Purpose
Actress Candace Cameron Bure, who grew up on television playing D.J. Tanner on the hit...
December 04, 2013
Reflections on the Advent of Christ
Author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri knows we're all familiar with the Christmas story, but...
November 21, 2013
Tim Conway’s Hilarious (and Spiritual) Life
You should always follow your mother’s advice. Well, almost always. Consider this story that actor...
November 18, 2013
Meat, Potatoes, Love and Action
“It gives you meat along with the potatoes.” No, that’s not a comment from a...
November 13, 2013
Build a Marriage That Taps Into God’s Love
“This is a generation that has a real fear about making marriage work, and they’re...
October 23, 2013
Prostitutes, Addicts, Prayers and Dreams: Making the Broken Holy
“We made ourselves available in the corners and the crevices and the dark places in...
October 17, 2013
The Condition of Our Hearts Affects the Way We See: An Interview with Danny Gokey
“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in...
October 09, 2013
From History and Oppression to Body Image Issues: Author Melissa Kuch on the Themes in Her Novel
Being a huge history buff helped author Melissa Kuch ground her debut young adult fantasy...
August 02, 2013
It’s Good to be a King
The following is a story from The Christophers' "Three Minutes a Day" book, Volume 47...
June 24, 2013
Freedom of Religion, the Common Good and the Pretty Frump Girl: A Review of “The Hypothesis of Giants: Book 1”
Though it occurred inside St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City's iconic Catholic house of worship,...
June 14, 2013
Lt. Col. Mark Weber’s Operation True Grit: A Husband and Father’s Final Legacy
(Editor’s Note: My interview with Lt. Col. Mark Weber was recorded a few weeks ago,...
May 29, 2013
A Christopher Awards Video and Picturepalooza
When a rainfall of Biblical proportions began falling in Manhattan during the afternoon of May...
May 23, 2013
The Prodigal Son Meets SEAL Team SIX: The Short, Humble, Fearless Life of Adam Brown
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